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Reptile Discovery Center Reptile Discovery Center
– Permanent

The Reptile Discovery Center is an interactive exhibition that features some 70 species of reptiles and amphibians.

National Zoo
Smithson Crypt Smithson Crypt
– Permanent

The final resting place of the Institution's benefactor, James Smithson (1765-1829), is a small chapel-like room located at the north entrance to the Castle.

Note: On Monday, December 8, the Castle is closed to the public from 12:00 noon to 5:30 p.m. It reopens Tuesday, December 9 at 8:30 a.m..

Smithsonian Castle
African Elephant African Elephant
– Permanent

Dominating the rotunda, in a setting that re-creates the Angolan bush, is the museum's 8-ton, 14-foot-tall African elephant.

Natural History Museum
Kathrine Dulin Folger Rose Garden, including the Keith Fountain Kathrine Dulin Folger Rose Garden, including the Keith Fountain
October 7, 1998 – Permanent

The Folger Rose Garden features a bed of roses in a rainbow of colors, along with selected annuals, perennials, and woody plants chosen for year-round interest.

Smithsonian Gardens
Great Cats: Lions and Tigers Great Cats: Lions and Tigers
October 1, 1998 – Permanent

See living, breathing, roaring Sumatran tigers and African lions and learn more about these endangered animals.

National Zoo
Arts of the Islamic World Arts of the Islamic World
May 3, 1998 – Indefinitely

The works on view here represent the three principal media for artistic expression in the Islamic world: architecture, the arts of the book, and the arts of the object.

Freer Gallery
Bird House and the Outdoor Flight Exhibit Bird House and the Outdoor Flight Exhibit
– Permanent

The National Zoo is home to hundreds of birds from all over the world.

National Zoo
Geology, Gems, and Minerals, Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals, Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of
September 20, 1997 – Permanent

This hall features 2,500 minerals and gems, including the Hope Diamond, Hooker Emerald Brooch, and Star of Asia sapphire. It also explores the birth and evolution of the solar system and the earth's changing surface through computer interactives and video presentations.

Natural History Museum
Space Race Space Race
May 16, 1997 – Permanent

This exhibition traces the competition in space between the U.S. and the former Soviet Union from its origins in the 1950s to the recent international cooperation.

Air and Space Museum
How Things Fly How Things Fly
September 20, 1996 – Permanent

This interactive gallery explains the basic principles of air and space flight through hands-on activities.

Air and Space Museum
Think Tank Think Tank
October 27, 1995 – Permanent

This exhibition explores the biology and evolution of animal thinking, focusing on primates.

National Zoo
Butterfly Habitat Garden Butterfly Habitat Garden
June 30, 1995 – Permanent

Stroll along the walkways in the Butterfly Habitat Garden to see four habitats of native plants that attract a variety of colorful butterflies spring through fall.

Smithsonian Gardens
Insect Zoo, O. Orkin Insect Zoo, O. Orkin
September 10, 1993 – Permanent

The Insect Zoo focuses on live insects and their relationships with plants, animals, and humans.

Natural History Museum
Binding the Nation Binding the Nation
July 30, 1993 – Permanent

This gallery provides an overview of mail service in America from colonial times through the 19th century, stressing the importance of written communication in the young nation.

Postal Museum
Customers and Communities Customers and Communities
July 30, 1993 – Permanent

This gallery focuses on the modern changes in mail service introduced at the turn of the 20th century.

Postal Museum
Moving the Mail Moving the Mail
July 30, 1993 – Permanent

Faced with the challenge of moving the mail quickly, the postal service looked to trains, automobiles, airplanes, and buses to deliver the mail.

Postal Museum
Japanese Screens Japanese Screens
May 9, 1993 – Indefinitely

View a selection of Japanese screens from the nearly 200 screens held by the Freer Gallery.

Freer Gallery
Sculpture of South Asia and the Himalayas Sculpture of South Asia and the Himalayas
November 26, 1992 – Indefinitely

Several centuries of sculptures from South India are on view.

Sackler Gallery
Amazonia Amazonia
November 18, 1992 – Permanent

Animals and plants of the New World are included in this rain forest habitat featuring a re-created microcosm of the world's largest rain forest and the Amazon River.

National Zoo
Cheetah Conservation Station Cheetah Conservation Station
August 19, 1992 – Permanent

Cheetahs and other animals of the African savanna can be seen engaged in natural behaviors in a grassland setting similar to their natural habitat.

National Zoo

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